Russian native appointed Irish language officer for south Kerry Gaeltacht

Dr. Victor Bayda, originally from Moscow, Russia, who has been appointed as the Irish Language Planning Officer for the south Kerry Gaeltacht area. Dr. Bayda is one of ten Language Planning Officers that have been appointed countrywide in recent months. Victor, who taught Irish in Moscow for 15 years, will be tasked with implementing an action plan for the regeneration of the Irish Language in the Uíbh Ráthach Gaeltacht.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC***An Dr. Victor Bayda, ó Mhoscó na Rúise ó Dhúchas, atá ceaptha mar Oifigeach Pleanála Teanga do cheantar Gaeltachta Chiarraí Theas. Tá an Dr. Bayda ar cheann de dheichniúr oifigigh pleanála teanga atá ceaptha le roinnt míosa anuas ar fud na Gaeltachta. Beidh sé de dhúshlán ag Victor, a mhúin Gaeilge i Moscó ar feadh 15 bliana, Plean Teanga Chiarraí Theas a chur i bhfeidhm i gcomhair leis an bpobal áitiúil.Photo:Valerie Ní Shúilleabháin/ FREE PIC***

A Russian native has been appointed as the Irish Language Planning Officer for the south Kerry Gaeltacht.

Comhchoiste Gaeltachta Uíbh Ráthach have announced that Dr. Victor Bayda will be responsible, along with organisations and the local community, for the Irish Language Action Plan for the region.

Dr Bayda, who is from Moscow, was a lecturer in Irish in the Lomonosov State University in Moscow for 15 years.


He is the tenth Irish language planning officer that has been appointed under the language planning process in the Gaeltacht in recent months.
The publication of the Interagency Taskforce Action Plan for Uíbh Ráthach is also imminent.